Assessment of the molecular structure of natrodufrénite – NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6•2(H2O), a secondary pegmatite phosphate mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil

López, Andrés, Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, Scholz, Ricardo, Belotti, Fernanda Maria, & Ribeiro, Érika (2013) Assessment of the molecular structure of natrodufrénite – NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6•2(H2O), a secondary pegmatite phosphate mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1051, pp. 265-270.

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Abstract

The mineral natrodufrénite a secondary pegmatite phosphate mineral from Minas Gerais, Brazil, has been studied by a combination of scanning electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopic techniques. Electron probe analysis shows the formula of the studied mineral as (Na0.88Ca0.12)∑1.00(Mn0.11Mg0.08Ca0.04Zr0.01Cu0.01)∑0.97(Al0.02)∑4.91(PO4)3.96(OH6.15F0.07)6.22⋅2.05(H2O). Raman spectroscopy identifies an intense peak at 1003 cm−1 assigned to the ν1 symmetric stretching mode. Raman bands are observed at 1059 and 1118 cm−1 and are attributed to the ν3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations. A comparison is made with the spectral data of other hydrate hydroxy phosphate minerals including cyrilovite and wardite. Raman bands at 560, 582, 619 and 668 cm−1 are assigned to the ν4 bending modes and Raman bands at 425, 444, 477 and 507 cm−1 are due to the ν2 bending modes. Raman bands in the 2600–3800 cm−1 spectral range are attributed to water and OH stretching vibrations. Vibrational spectroscopy enables aspects of the molecular structure of natrodufrénite to be assessed.

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ID Code: 62385
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Natrodufrénite, Phosphate, Pegmatite, Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.08.018
ISSN: 0022-2860
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Molecular Structure. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Molecular Structure, [VOL 1051, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.08.018
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2013 23:55
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 10:19

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